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The location of Sulphur









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sulphur.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sulphur ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Beaumont (TX). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the west of Sulphur. Beaumont (TX) has a population of 118,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lake Charles. It lies just east of Sulphur and has a population of 78,000 people.

For comparison, Sulphur has a population of 20,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sulphur and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
DeRidder   [Map]   10,750   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Jennings   [Map]   9,940   E   41 miles [66 km]
Vinton   [Map]   3,303   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Welsh   [Map]   3,251   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Westlake   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Bridge City (TX)   [Map]   7,981   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Groves (TX)   [Map]   15,656   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lumberton (TX)   [Map]   12,962   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Nederland (TX)   [Map]   17,494   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Orange (TX)   [Map]   18,484   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Port Arthur (TX)   [Map]   55,018   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Port Neches (TX)   [Map]   12,831   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Silsbee (TX)   [Map]   6,651   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Vidor (TX)   [Map]   10,522   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
West Orange (TX)   [Map]   3,315   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Bell City   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Carlyss   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
DeQuincy   [Map]   3,076   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Edgerly   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greinwich Village   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hackberry   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Iowa   [Map]   3,231   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lacassine   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Longville   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Moss Bluff   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Prien   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Ragley   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Starks   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Deweyville (TX)   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Pinehurst (TX)   [Map]   2,016   W   26 miles [41.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Sulphur, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Sulphur.

Calcasieu Parish ...

Sulphur is located in Calcasieu Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Calcasieu Parish: Beauregard, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Newton (TX) & Orange (TX).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sulphur ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sulphur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sulphur ...

Looking for more information about Sulphur? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sulphur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sulphur.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sulphur. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sulphur. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Louisiana Statewide Tourism
    Sulphur Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Sulphur


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Sulphur ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Sulphur.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Sulphur. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sulphur.

Large Airports

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH) <4>   [Map]
119 miles [191.5 km] miles to the west of Sulphur.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
121 miles [194.7 km] miles to the west southwest of Sulphur.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
185 miles [297.7 km] miles to the east of Sulphur.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lake Charles Rgnl.  (LCH/KLCH)   [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Sulphur.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the east of Sulphur.

General Aviation Airports

Southland Fld. (ICAO: KUXL)   [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the south of Sulphur.

DeQuincy Industrial Airpark (FAA ID: 5R8)   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the north northwest of Sulphur.

Orange Co. Airport (ICAO: KORG)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the west southwest of Sulphur.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Scholes Intl.   (GLS/KGLS)    [Map]

Website for Scholes International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Southland Fld.   (ICAO: KUXL)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Orange Co. Airport   (ICAO: KORG)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Beauregard Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDRI)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Southeast Texas Rgnl.   (BPT/KBPT)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Beaumont Muni.   (ICAO: KBMT)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)    [Map]

Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Killeen - Fort Hood Rgnl.   (GRK/KGRK)    [Map]

Website for Killeen - Fort Hood Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)    [Map]

Website for Dallas Love Field

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lake Charles Rgnl.   (LCH/KLCH)    [Map]

Website for Lake Charles Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Calcasieu Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sulphur: www.sulphur.org/

The official website for Calcasieu Parish: www.cppj.net/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sulphur.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sulphur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sulphur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2306, Longitude: -93.3552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sulphur), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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